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Hanover, NH
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Churchill Scholarships


The Churchill Scholarship provides one year of support for a postgraduate degree in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge. The Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a living allowance (£10,000 -£12,000), a travel allowance (up to $1,000), and the possibility of a Special Research Grant ($2,000) for a total of ±$44,000-$55,000 (depending on the exchange rate). Programs in the sciences are entirely research degrees with a thesis and oral examination, and applicants should find appropriate placement in a laboratory before applying. Programs in engineering include two terms of courses, and a third term of research concluding with a thesis and an oral examination. The programs in mathematics and theoretical physics are based entirely on courses and final written examinations.

At least fourteen Churchill Scholarships, tenable for nine or twelve months, depending on the academic program, are offered annually.

Criteria for selection include exceptional academic talent and achievement, especially in the major field, capacity for research and independent work, as well as strong personal qualities.

Cambridge departments and programs are often organized quite differently than those in the United States. For information on studying the sciences at Cambridge and guidance on finding the appropriate department, please see this document from the Churchill Foundation.



To be eligible for a Churchill Scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be enrolled as a senior or have recently graduated within the last 12 months
  • Hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a United States college or university, and may not have attained a doctorate
  • Applicants must take Graduate Record Examinations.  (Please note that the GRE Subject Test is no longer required.)  You should be certain to take the GREs in time for the scores to be reported to the Churchill Foundation in December. The MCAT score will be accepted in place of the GRE.
  • Applicants must apply separately for admission to the University of Cambridge no later than mid-October.  The various departments at the University of Cambridge have rolling admissions, however it is suggested to apply early so as to be accepted to Cambridge by the time the applications for the Churchill Scholarship are reviewed.



The Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships may nominate two candidates for a Churchill Scholarship. Any student wishing to be nominated must submit the following to the Scholarship Advising office by the campus deadline:

  1. Scholarship Registration Web Form (Submit by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
    This form provides Scholarship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
  2. Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Scholarship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  3. Transcript:  Current Undergraduates should order an unofficial transcript through Banner Student, and email the pdf to  Alumni should order an official e-transtript through the Registrar's homepage, and have the transcript sent directly to
  4. Churchill Online Application Form (including all essays and attachments). For nomination, please send us the PDF of the full application.  You may also drop off a printed copy of the complete application.
  5. Four Letters of Recommendation (academic or research references only)
  6. A Transcript from each institution attended other than Dartmouth
  7. More information and access to forms: Applying for the Churchill Scholarship

The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your application materials and decide on the nomination. You will be informed of your status via email.

If you are nominated, you will be required to edit and revise your personal statement with the Writing Editor.

Letters of Recommendation

The four Churchill Scholarship Reference Reports should be sent to Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Room 106, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201.

Final Application Submission

Nominees are required to submit the online application by Tuesday, November 10, 2015.  Additionally, the nominees must submit a signed hard copy of the complete application to Scholarship Advising.  

Official Transcripts: Current Undergraduates should order an official e-transcript though the Registrar's homepage once your fall term classes are finalized.  Transcripts should be sent directely to

The Scholarship Advising office will submit the following to the Winston Churchill Foundation by the application deadline:

  • One printed signed copy of your full Churchill Foundation Application form, including one passport-size photo.
  • A letter of invitation or interest from a director of a lab at Cambridge, if applicable.
  • The institutional letter of endorsement

Four references, including reference forms provided on the Churchill website

  • A transcript for each institution attended

Churchill Scholarship Schedule

October 5, 2015

Campus Deadline

November 10, 2015

Foundation Deadline

January 2016

Finalists Announced

April 2016

Churchill Scholars Announced


Additional Information

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Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 6/30/15